UK Reviews

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The Cat and the Canary

John Willard’s 1921 comedy thriller, The Cat and The Canary, comes back to the stage this year in a tour by The Classic Thriller Theatre Company. Prem...
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Leopoldstadt

Rather like Polanski’s Chinatown, this play is something of a misnomer. Just as hardly any of that famous film takes place in the Chinatown of Los Ang...
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Mrs. Puntila and Her Man Matti

Bertolt Brecht's Mr Puntila and His Man Matti – a satire of class dynamics filtered through a prism of drunkenness – was written in 1940 and first per...
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Corpse!

A ”brilliant comedy thriller”, according to the New York Post. So it says on the programme, and I don’t mind borrowing that accolade. Just around the ...
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Am I Happy Yet?

This intriguing one-man show is about identity, anxiety, and self-confidence. Through the medium of a brief series of snapshots of a young man’s life,...
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Carmen

This splendid production of Carmen shows off the substantial talents of the Welsh National Opera team at their best. It is an opera that all too often...
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The Marriage of Figaro

Some say that Mozart’s revolutionary opera, The Marriage of Figaro, should really be called The Marriage of Susanna. Welsh National Opera’s enjoyable ...
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We Will Rock You

If you have any interest at all in the world and music of Queen, if you like good rock of any sort, then this show is, as a friend of mine used to say...
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Opera Undone: Tosca & La Boheme

Take two of Puccini’s most popular operas – Tosca and La Boheme and reduce them into one hour each, edit music and narrative and you get ‘opera undone...
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The Prince of Egypt

From the first crack of the whip you are hooked. The Prince of Egypt is an absolute extravaganza - lavish costumes, acrobatic physical theatre, innova...